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Jonny Evans and Gareth McAuley could be out of Northern Ireland team for Euro clash against Greece

Published 04/10/2015

Jonny Evans celebrates the 3-1 victory over the Faroe Islands. during. Pic: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press.
Jonny Evans celebrates the 3-1 victory over the Faroe Islands. during. Pic: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press.
Gareth McAuley celebrates scoring against the Faroe Islands. Pic: Press Eye.

West Brom duo Jonny Evans and Gareth McAuley could be out of the Northern Ireland team ahead of Thursday's Euro 2016 qualifying match against Greece.

Evans sustained a hamstring injury during West Brom's match against Crystal Palace on Saturday while Gareth McAuley is suffering from a calf injury.

Defender Evans was substituted 24 minutes into the match at Selhurst Park which manager Tony Pullis described as "a blow for Northern Ireland".

"Fingers crossed he will be OK. If he is anywhere near fit we will give him a chance to play," he said.

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill has drafted in Doncaster Rovers defender Luke McCullough and MK Dons midfielder Ben Reeves as replacements.

Northern Ireland face Greece at Windsor Park on Thursday before taking on Finland in Helsinki three days later.

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